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Patton

Released 1970
Distributor 20th Century Fox

George C. Scott declined the Oscar he won for his towering portrayal of General George S. Patton, warrior out of time, but the film garnered seven other Academy Awards in most of the major categories. Epic in scope, photographed in 65mm Dimension 150, and sporting another brilliant Goldsmith score, this is the war movie for people who hate war movies.

About Rod Lurie

After a career in the military, Rod Lurie went on to become an entertainment reporter and prominent film critic. After making his segue into filmmaking with his award winning short, Four Second Delay, his first major film was 2000′s The Contender, which he wrote and directed, and starred Joan Allen and Jeff Bridges. He went on to direct The Last Castle with Robert Redford; Resurrecting the Champ with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett;  the political thriller Nothing But the Truth starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, and Alan Alda; and the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs.  He is currently developing the tv series Monsters of God with Plan B and Starz Media.